Black and white, sepai toned photo of beared man, known to be John Passmore Edwards
Image: John Passmore Edwards

16 Jun 2023

11:45 — 14:00

Newlyn Art Gallery

Please join us at a special event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Passmore Edwards.

  • 11.45 Meet at Newlyn Art Gallery.
  • 12.15 Shallal Dance Theatre will arrive at the gallery with their Mr & Mrs Passmore Edwards puppets created as part of their ‘Best for the Most’ project.
  • 12.30 A ceremonial tree-planting by the Mayor of Penzance, Cllr Stephen Reynolds, introduced by James Green, Director, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange. More than 70 Passmore Edwards buildings, from libraries to hospitals, have been gifted a Rowan tree by Forest for Cornwall, as appropriate, and we are delighted to have one to plant in our garden.
  • 13.00 A short performance of poetry and dance by Shallal Dance Theatre followed by a cream tea.

You will also be able to see our new sign at the front of the gallery celebrating John Passmore Edwards. To find out more about Passmore Edwards, the founding benefactor of Newlyn Art Gallery, see our blog post.

FREE, all welcome.

Please note that in the event of wet weather forecast for this day, we will reschedule the event to a later date

Venue: Newlyn Art Gallery
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